Behind all of the sparkly outfits, champagne toasts, and repetitive Instagram captions, we all have our own feelings about the start of a new year. Some people are excited. Others are full of dread. There’s regret, optimism, anxiety, hope, pressure. Our society puts a lot of emphasis on the beginning of a new calendar year.…… Continue reading New Year: New Me? The “Why” Behind Resolutions That Creates or Crushes Success
See also: Propel Women What have you told yourself about who you are today? I don’t know about you, but when I pause to think about what I “speak” over myself on a regular basis, I cringe at the harshness. I am not talking about audible words, although those can also be just as degrading. I…… Continue reading Are You Nice To You?
I recently sat down with a mentor of mine and my first words were “I want to be myself. But I don’t know how to do that.” I don’t think I even know who I am After listening to me affirm confusion by trying to explain myself in 1928 different ways, he asked: “Do you think…… Continue reading How To Figure Out Who You Really Are
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 The phone rings. Unknown number. You answer. The voice on the other end starts telling you things about yourself, your future, talking about your past…… Continue reading Caller ID: Unknown Number
Well, this sucks. My teenage self sat on the side of the road silently pouting as I wiped mud off of my cheek. Some cute boys had invited me and my friends to go “muddin” (emphasis on the lack of ‘g’), but the joy ride was cut short when the truck we were in got stuck…… Continue reading You’ve Tried Everything. Why Are You Still Stuck?
I suppose I do have a pretty dramatic story for a 25 year-old. A lot of people are surprised by it, others have an oh-now-it-makes-sense reaction (that sometimes escapes their mind in awkward word vomit). These days those reactions amuse me, especially the latter. I love the way Jesus has made a fool of what…… Continue reading If My Life Story Isn’t Dramatic, Is It Still Important?
UGH. So annoyed. I mimicked my arch enemy, also known as the voice of Google Maps, and turned around again. If she told me she was “recalculating” one more time, the tears from having to drop $700 on a new phone because I broke mine were going to join the I-think-I-drove-to-China-by-accident cry fest. Just get me…… Continue reading When I Drove To China By Accident